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One in six Australians receive a mental health-related prescription each year.1 Almost half the population is set to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.2 Pharmacists play a vital role in alleviating their burden. How to help a...
A range of apps enable pharmacists and patients to see and/or manage their medical information. As the benefits of My Health Record (MHR) become more widely known, its uptake and usage can be expected to grow. As pharmacists, we...
The evidence is in: positive health outcomes can hinge on patients’ ability to understand health information – and on pharmacists’ ability to impart it. Health literacy has important implications for understanding health information,1,2 guiding health behaviours3 and producing health outcomes.4...
There is limited research on the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in treating in children with chronic pain. So what is the best approach and how can pharmacists help? Approximately 25% of children and adolescents will experience chronic pain at some time...
Deirdre Criddle FPS is a complex care coordinator pharmacist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA, and also a senior pharmacist steering professional services and development. It keeps her busy – and inspired. Can you tell us what your complex...
Before entering into a partnership, it is important for all partners to carefully consider the commercial, legal and business succession issues which inevitably flow from entering into a legally binding partnership, and address those issues in an agreed form,...
The Northern Territory Government is offering incentives for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to relocate to fill a skills shortage. But what is pharmacist life like at the Top End? A list of ‘hard to fill’ occupations has been released, offering...
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has released further information to support pharmacists in their use of the Free Interpreting Service available to community pharmacies or pharmacists. The service expansion allows pharmacists and other pharmacy staff to communicate with patients...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released a new report, Medicine Safety: Take Care, which highlights the extent of the unsafe use of medicines in Australia. The report was developed for the PSA by the Quality Use of Medicines...
Fewer than half of all community pharmacists received a pay rise last year, new research has revealed. The Community Pharmacists Employment and Remuneration Report 2018, released by Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA), supports the findings and recommendations made in PSA’s Pharmacists...